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Training To Tap Into Billion-Dollar Organic Food Market

Organic food consumption is seen as a billion-dollar market which if carefully tapped into, can greatly benefit Fiji and the Pacific. With this in mind, a one-week training in Nadi
12 Nov 2015 12:09
Training To Tap Into Billion-Dollar Organic Food Market

Organic food consumption is seen as a billion-dollar market which if carefully tapped into, can greatly benefit Fiji and the Pacific.

With this in mind, a one-week training in Nadi opened at the Tanoa Skylodge Hotel coordinated by the Pacific Organic and Ethical Trade Community (POETCom) of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

This was in collaboration with the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA), the National Association of Sustainable Agriculture Australia (NASAA) and Bio Gro.

Organic inspector trainer, Luis Brenes, stressed to proves quite costly for Pacific producer t0 get third party certification by an organic inspector to meet the requirements of an export market.

Ms Brenes noted these costs are often beyond the means of many producers and remain a daunting challenge for growing Pacific organic exports.

She said organic certification is a process for producers of organic food and other organic agricultural products that guarantee that food and product are safe and ethical.



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